SUFFIELD — Tahj Herring could have followed his football dreams to the mighty Southeastern Conference, playing at Vanderbilt.
Or he could have taken his game to Virginia, a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Instead, Herring decided to stay home. Herring grew up in Hartford's North End and has spent his teenage years at Suffield Academy, blossoming as a student and athlete while dreaming of playing football at his state university.
On Wednesday, Herring signed his letter of intent with UConn. Wearing a UConn visor while surrounded by teammates, coaches, friends and family, Herring made official what he announced last summer.
In fact, Herring made his...